Iron Maiden - More Somewhere Back In Time World Tour Dates


This first leg of Iron Maiden's 'Somewhere Back In Time' World Tour will open in Mumbai India on Feb 1st, and continue through Australia, Japan, Los Angeles and Mexico, followed by the band's first ever concerts in Costa Rica and Columbia, and then on to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Puerto Rica and New York, before finishing in Toronto, Canada, on March 16th. Over the 45 day period it is anticipated that Maiden will play to well over 400,000 fans in 21 cities in 10 countries, flying close to 50,000 miles in the specially refitted plane (full schedule below).

Comments Bruce Dickinson, "I have been flying commercial passenger jets for Astraeus Airlines for a few years now and we are commissioning an Astraeus Boeing 757. It will go in for overhaul, painting and conversion in November which will then give us time to ensure we have all the necessary safety documentation, especially with regard to fire safety. It also means it could possibly be flying commercial air routes decked out in Maiden colours for a couple of months before we start!

"Looking at the list of places we would like to play we have always had problems joining up the dots. With sea containers in various places it slows down the whole touring process, which is fine if you want a holiday but not if you want to play. It's great to see places but we don't want to sit around for a week waiting for gear to get from, say, Australia to South America, so this way we can get to more fans in more places en route in the same time period"

To tie in with forthcoming 2008 releases on DVD of the classic 'Live After Death' concert video (full details coming soon) this tour, aptly entitled 'Somewhere Back In Time', will revisit the band's history by focusing almost entirely on the 80's in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which will be based around the legendary Egyptian Production of the 1984-85 'Powerslave Tour'. This will arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented, and will include some key elements of their Somewhere In Time tour of 1986/7, such as the Cyborg Eddie.

Steve Harris comments "l always loved the Powerslave show which I think was arguably our most spectacular ever, so taking it out again is really going to be a lot of fun. Taking our own 757 really makes it a lot more flexible for us and we intend to ram into the specially constructed cargo holds as much of the show as we possibly can. The schedule we have been able to put together due to this flexibility l think is very exciting, taking us to some places we haven't been in a long while like Australia and some we have never been to like Columbia and Costa Rica. It is always refreshing going to new places and we hear the fans there are incredible! It's a lot of flying but will be well worth it.

"As always when planning these tours we sadly aren't always able to get to everywhere that we'd like to for various logistical and timing reasons
and there are probably fans out there who might be disappointed. We promise we will try even harder the next time around to get to those places."

Full Schedule for the first leg. "Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 08"

February
Fri 1st - Mumbai, India - Bandra Kurla Complex
Mon 4th - Perth, Australia - Burswood Dome
Wed 6th - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
Thu 7th - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
Sat 9th - Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena
Sun 10th - Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena
Tue 12th - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre
Fri 15th - Yokohama, Japan - Pacifico Yokohama
Sat 16th - Tokyo, Japan - Messe
Tue 19th - Los Angeles, CA, USA -The Forum
Thu 21st - Guadalajara, Mexico - Auditoria Telmex
Fri 22nd - Monterrey, Mexico - Arena Monterrey
Sun 24th - Mexico City, Mexico - Sports Palace
Tue 26th - San Jose, Costa Rica - Saprisa Stadium
Thu 28th - Bogota, Columbia - Simon Bolivar Park

March
Sun 2nd - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Skol Arena Anhembi
Wed 5th - Porto Allegre, Brazil - Gigantinho
Fri 7th - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Ferrofcarril Oeste Stadium
Sun 9th - Santiago, Chile - Pista Atletica
Wed 12th - Puerto Rico - San Juan Coliseo
Fri 14th - East Rutherford, NJ, USA - Izod Arena
Sun 16th - Toronto, ON, Canada - Air Canada Centre

The second leg of the Tour will take place mid May to mid June with further concerts in North America, followed by the third leg European Tour, extensively covering most of Europe in Stadiums and major Festivals. In total the band are expected to play to well in excess of one and a half million fans during the whole tour.

UPDATED: (on 7 November) thanks to Warman

More dates have been announced:

SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME World Tour 08

JULY 2008

Wed 16th - Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm Stadium
Fri 18th - Helsinki, Finland - Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Tue 22nd - Trondheim, Norway - Lerkendalstadium
Thu 24th - Oslo, Norway - Valle Hovin
Sat 26th - Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium
Sun 27th - Horsens, Denmark - Horsens Gods Bane Pladsen

Source: ironmaiden.com
Band profile: Iron Maiden
Event: Iron Maiden: Somewhere Back In Time World Tour
 
Posted: 01.11.2007 by Valar


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01.11.2007 - 16:08
Bararey
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Iron Maiden will be very busy next year, that's a lot of touring all around the world!
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01.11.2007 - 16:20
Syk
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Since it looks like New Zealand is missing out on this tour, I hope we get an Iron Mind or Piece of Maiden show not too far down the line.
Come on guys... how hard can it be?
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01.11.2007 - 17:21
Lady Bathory
I'll be there in Toronto! Hopefully they'll play the old stuff this time...

Last time there was no Trooper, no Number of the Beast, no Aces High... I don't care, I've heard those songs thousands of times, but hearing them live is something else. I understand that last time they were just promoting their new album, but I felt that I was missing something after the show...
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01.11.2007 - 19:47
DreamWeaver
YES!!! Maiden in Costa Rica!! I'll definetly be there
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01.11.2007 - 20:03
BloodTears
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No portugal again....

great...
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01.11.2007 - 23:09
ParabelluM
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yeaahh!!!! "MAIDEN IN ARGENTINA", with just hearing that, a chill goes up over my spine, can't wait to see them live!!!
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02.11.2007 - 00:19
ShadowedFire88
Written by Lady Bathory on 01.11.2007 at 17:21

I'll be there in Toronto! Hopefully they'll play the old stuff this time...

Last time there was no Trooper, no Number of the Beast, no Aces High... I don't care, I've heard those songs thousands of times, but hearing them live is something else. I understand that last time they were just promoting their new album, but I felt that I was missing something after the show...



Totally agree.... hope they play sum of the classic stuff... cant wait its gonna be awesome.....:banger2:
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02.11.2007 - 08:17
Murder
MAIDEN IN MEXICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!! for years I have been expecting for this moment!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Thanks MAIDEN!!!
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02.11.2007 - 08:36
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by BloodTears on 01.11.2007 at 20:03

No portugal again....

great...


didn't you read the post properly? Because at the bottom it says that the third leg of the tour will have the EUROPEAN dates, the first leg and second leg are OUTSIDE of Europe.
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02.11.2007 - 10:21
BloodTears
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.11.2007 at 08:36

Written by BloodTears on 01.11.2007 at 20:03

No portugal again....

great...


didn't you read the post properly? Because at the bottom it says that the third leg of the tour will have the EUROPEAN dates, the first leg and second leg are OUTSIDE of Europe.


The fact that the tour will be in Europe doesnt necessarily include Portugal. Dream Theater are doing an european tour at the moment and there are no portugal dates. I know how it is.
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02.11.2007 - 10:24
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by BloodTears on 02.11.2007 at 10:21

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.11.2007 at 08:36

Written by BloodTears on 01.11.2007 at 20:03

No portugal again....

great...


didn't you read the post properly? Because at the bottom it says that the third leg of the tour will have the EUROPEAN dates, the first leg and second leg are OUTSIDE of Europe.


The fact that the tour will be in Europe doesnt necessarily include Portugal. Dream Theater are doing an european tour at the moment and there are no portugal dates. I know how it is.


Knowing Maiden they will probably also play a date in Portugal. They have done that numerous times. If Spain is included I am almost sure Portugal will als be included
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02.11.2007 - 10:31
BloodTears
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.11.2007 at 10:24

Written by BloodTears on 02.11.2007 at 10:21

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.11.2007 at 08:36

Written by BloodTears on 01.11.2007 at 20:03

No portugal again....

great...


didn't you read the post properly? Because at the bottom it says that the third leg of the tour will have the EUROPEAN dates, the first leg and second leg are OUTSIDE of Europe.


The fact that the tour will be in Europe doesnt necessarily include Portugal. Dream Theater are doing an european tour at the moment and there are no portugal dates. I know how it is.


Knowing Maiden they will probably also play a date in Portugal. They have done that numerous times. If Spain is included I am almost sure Portugal will als be included


Yes they usually play here at some point but im just pessimistic because some of the bands I wanted to see come to spain and do like 3 dates and just ignore Portugal. So i'm in that mood although it was worse before.
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02.11.2007 - 10:32
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by BloodTears on 02.11.2007 at 10:31

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.11.2007 at 10:24

Written by BloodTears on 02.11.2007 at 10:21

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.11.2007 at 08:36

Written by BloodTears on 01.11.2007 at 20:03

No portugal again....

great...


didn't you read the post properly? Because at the bottom it says that the third leg of the tour will have the EUROPEAN dates, the first leg and second leg are OUTSIDE of Europe.


The fact that the tour will be in Europe doesnt necessarily include Portugal. Dream Theater are doing an european tour at the moment and there are no portugal dates. I know how it is.


Knowing Maiden they will probably also play a date in Portugal. They have done that numerous times. If Spain is included I am almost sure Portugal will als be included


Yes they usually play here at some point but im just pessimistic because some of the bands I wanted to see come to spain and do like 3 dates and just ignore Portugal. So i'm in that mood although it was worse before.


Maybe with most bands it is a case of going to Portugal as being non-profitable. But for Maiden Portugal still is a big market so I think you'll be in luck this time around.
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02.11.2007 - 10:41
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.11.2007 at 10:32

Written by BloodTears on 02.11.2007 at 10:31

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.11.2007 at 10:24

Written by BloodTears on 02.11.2007 at 10:21

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.11.2007 at 08:36

Written by BloodTears on 01.11.2007 at 20:03

No portugal again....

great...


didn't you read the post properly? Because at the bottom it says that the third leg of the tour will have the EUROPEAN dates, the first leg and second leg are OUTSIDE of Europe.


The fact that the tour will be in Europe doesnt necessarily include Portugal. Dream Theater are doing an european tour at the moment and there are no portugal dates. I know how it is.




Knowing Maiden they will probably also play a date in Portugal. They have done that numerous times. If Spain is included I am almost sure Portugal will als be included


Yes they usually play here at some point but im just pessimistic because some of the bands I wanted to see come to spain and do like 3 dates and just ignore Portugal. So i'm in that mood although it was worse before.


Maybe with most bands it is a case of going to Portugal as being non-profitable. But for Maiden Portugal still is a big market so I think you'll be in luck this time around.


Yes, the bands don't sell a lot of albums here and the organizers don't usually pay a lot to bands that come and play here, so I'm guessing those can be some of the reasons why this happens. Let's hope I get lucky yes
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02.11.2007 - 18:45
Ascalon
9th March !! .... Yeah ... !! I'll be there .... all chileans headbangers have to be there ... !!;D
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03.11.2007 - 03:23
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Oh finally, Maiden In colombia, february 28th... I just hope they don't cacell like Blind Guardian.
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03.11.2007 - 04:57
Icewings
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AWESOME , JAJAJ Jonas yeah s always like a big gossip that they are going to go and they always cancels but maybe not this time YAY !
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